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Old 03-01-2012, 08:49 PM   #1
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What Shop Manual

2000 TJ and I am using the Haynes manual which is ok, but it tends to be a little to generic and the illustrations are not great, not to mention the wiring diagrams.

Are there better ones available.

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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The Factory Service Manuals are what I like to use. I picked up one of them on amazon for 30 but I still need the other 3 to have the set. Look there

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Haynes and Chiltons "shop manuals" are little better than a generic guide since they try to cover too many model years and models in one thin manual. I wouldn't waste my $$$ on either of them. They barely cover the basics and then aren't usually specific on anything. Much of their stuff says things like "should look like this"... not what it actually looks like for your specific model year.

The only comprehensive manual that thoroughly covers your exact model year is the Mopar Factory Service Manual. These are what the Jeep dealership mechanics use and they are absolutely thorough and complete for every conceivable job. You can usually find used FSMs (sometimes new too) on eBay. Caution, some of the cheap FSMs are actually nothing more than a DVD that you have to look at on your computer... not too handy for the garage. Get a printed FSM for your specific model year and life will be good.
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Ah good advise I forgot about the DVD manuals. Most don't work on Mac either.


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Thanks, good advice. Are the Mopar manuals year specific ?
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.... Are the Mopar manuals year specific ?
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...Get a printed FSM for your specific model year and life will be good.
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you can download the manuals on jeepslimited.com for free, in PDF
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you can download the manuals on jeepslimited.com for free, in PDF
I was not familiar with that site. Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:16 PM   #10
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Found and purchased the complete set (used) on Ebay for 73 dollars. Looking forward to using the proper manuals.

Thanks for the help.

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